Sankie Lynch, Pastor of Families at New Beginnings Church in Bixby, Oklahoma asks:
Do you ever start out with good intentions with your family and end up frustrated and breathing heavily? What correlations does parenting have with high blood pressure and barely missed strokes? What used to be relaxing, calm vacations have now turned into “Survivor: Family Mode.”
Do you ever think up plans of being intentional with your family only to have them ruin it? Yeah, that seems to be part of God’s plan. For whatever reason, He decided to show us our continual dependence upon Him as we parent instead of allowing us to have perfect little robots who impress the socks off those around us. Or at least that’s the case with us.
Our aspirations for the perfect family devotional times often don’t measure up to reality. It’s often difficult and occasionally disastrous–but the goal isn’t any human standard of success. The goal is a response to the goodness of God in the gospel that multiplies the fame of God’s name throughout the generations and the nations. Pastor Lynch has some great thoughts to consider in the struggle to maintain this spiritual discipline.
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